Top 10 things you need to know in Delray Beach this September

  1. Lisa Lee is the new principal of Delray Beach’s Orchard View Elementary.
  2. Green Delray received a $40,000 grant from Waste Management. The initiative will help Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Institute for Regional Conservation and Delray Students First, which worked to remove invasive specie and plant native foliage at the beach.
  3. Delray artist Sally Painter’s “Morning Bloom” oil painting will appear at the 26th Annual Best of America Fine Art Exhibition at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.
  4. Ryan Boylston, our publisher, has been appointed chair of the Downtown Development Authority.
  5. The Uptown Atlantic project has received an extension from the CRA board to receive all permits from the city by Dec. 1, except the demolition permit.
  6. Hatcher Construction & Development was selected to complete the construction of the Arts Warehouse also known as The Cube. The CRA approved giving them $2.19 million to complete the work. The CRA budgeted $2.8 million for the job.
  7. Atlantic High Eagles will play four football games in September. All games begin at 7 p.m. On Sept. 2, the Eagles will play West Boca Raton at home. Then they are on the road for three games. On Sept. 16, they will head to Glades Central High School, Park Vista High on Sept. 23 and Spanish River High on Sept. 30.
  8. Downtown Delray restaurant Tryst is available for rent. Prakas & Co. has listed the property at 4 Atlantic Ave. for $18,000 a month to rent.
  9. Delray’s Vincent “Vinny” Ventiera of the Bachelorette is now on Bachelor in Paradise. The ABC show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
  10. The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative’s Jarrod White won the Florida Festivals and Events Emerging Leader award.